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Students find voice through campus sports radio

Lee Masten

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Chico State’s source for Internet-broadcasted, underground music shows is picking up the baseball bat and talking sports.

Two Chico State students take to the KCSC studio each week to broadcast their ideas and opinions on all things sports to anyone throughout the world who wants to listen.

This semester, KCSC’s talk show schedule includes sports talk shows hosted by DJ Brad Williams at noon Wednesdays and DJ Swan Ronson at 11 a.m. Saturdays.

DJ Swan Ronson aka Steven Langford, a junior communication design major, hosts his show every Saturday morning, right when listeners wake up from a hard night of “studying,” which is why Langford decided to name his show “Hungover Sports.”

“This is my first semester doing a sports show,” Langford said. “I mainly try to cover recent updates on Bay Area sports like the Raiders, Niners, Sharks and my favorite team — the Giants. Usually, though, I try to cover pretty much all sports throughout the nation and recently a lot of the Olympics. Sometimes I’ll play some music.”

This is Langford’s second semester at KCSC, but the first doing a sports show, he said. However, listeners are guaranteed a show filled with conversations and some jokes.

“I like to have some friends who know a lot about sports call in on the air and have interesting conversations,” Langford said. “It’s a ton of fun and I plan on doing it for as long as possible at KCSC and maybe for the future.”

Sophomore business major Brad Williams shares the same thoughts on his show, “Sports Talk.”

“I’ve always been a huge fan of sports, especially football,” Williams said. “Along with that, I really enjoy public speaking. So I wanted to combine those two aspects and KCSC gave me a great opportunity.”

Williams has been at it for more than a year with his show, he said. He covers Wildcat sports and national coverage for collegiate and professional sports.

“People should usually expect me to analyze Chico State sports along with professional sports,” Williams said. “I also cover a lot of Division I college football and basketball.”

Not only do the two share a passion for talking sports, they both came from athletic backgrounds as well.

“Baseball is my first love,” Langford said. “I played ever since I was a kid and continued into high school. I love covering the Giants and everything to do with the sport.”

Williams also has a background in sports; he played football as a youth and throughout high school.

“My love of sports came before that, though,” Williams said. “I come from a family that watched a lot of sports when I was young.”

The two disc jockeys also share the same goals for the future — getting a gig in sports broadcasting. Williams and Langford aim high with aspirations for working at big companies, working with anything related to sports.

“I really enjoy doing it,” Langford said. “But, it’s not easy to do and it takes a lot of practice. I’m still learning.”

Lee Masten can be reached at [email protected] or @lee23masten on Twitter.

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